Event Summary



Date and Time

Thursday 27 May 2021 (13:00 to 15:00)


Free (£30.00 non-members)

Are you an Advanced Practitioner or a teaching and learning improvement coach?  There are a variety of titles to describe the role, but if you are involved in supporting teachers to improve their practice then this termly network is for you.

At the spring meeting, we discussed collaborative models of development and the power of a more collegial approach to TLA improvement in the move away from top-down models.  This meeting will continue the discussion and sharing of successful collaborative initiatives. Brad Billington (Director of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Moulton College) will have had an opportunity to evaluate this year’s TLA improvement initiatives, and he will describe the impact of new processes to improve TLA and a new approach to learning walks as part of the college’s new collaborative approach to improvement.

Have you been involved in an Action Learning Set? The session will include a consideration of how Action Learning Set methodology can strengthen collaborative working by providing a strong and interactive structure for professional conversations about practice.  Practical experiences of involvement in action learning sets and adaptations of this approach will be shared, along with a variety of examples of successful impacts from this method. The benefits of appreciative inquiry (AI) as a powerful way of gaining buy-in from teachers will also be shared.

The role of Advanced Practitioner/coach can be an isolated one, yet this past year has evidenced the value to teachers of having this support. Facilitated by Karen Plowman (Head of Professional Development) and Alison Scott (Lead Professional Development Advisor) there will be opportunity within the meeting for you to network with colleagues in similar roles and to share challenges and solutions to issues of practice.

  • How can I access the event?

    All joining instructions will be sent a day prior to the session taking place and you will either be able to join us online, or by dialling into the session.

    If you have any questions or do not receive any joining instructions please call us on 0115 854 1626.